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There is a restaurant near by to the place we go to the beach that we love. In fact, it’s our new favorite restaurant. It’s an old country house a block from the beach and it has a large front porch on which to eat a lovely gourmet meal. After going there a couple of […]

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I know, I know, you must be thinking, “quiche again?” I’ve only given you about six different kinds by now… but… would you buy that this one’s different? Look, if you run with it, I promise to lay off with the quiches for a while… promise.

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A few weeks ago I had a lovely walk and picnic lunch with my friend Amy. The heart of that lunch was a simple sauteed broccolini that she made. It was so good it’s been haunting me ever since.

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A few weeks ago my friend Susan posted on her blog a broccoli quiche. It looked good. Good enough that Evelyn took one look at it and said, “Can you make that?” You know me by now, right? See if you can guess what happened.

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There are a million and one different ways of making this style dish. I’m sure that there is some “one authentic way” but, in my usual cavalier style I have pretty much ignored that idea in favor of simply combining flavors that go well together in a familiar way. I’m not a fan of raw […]

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This was a recipe that I stole from Mark Bittman. His dishes are always so easy to prepare and take no time at all to make. That is, after all, part of why his column in the New York Times was called The Minimalist. His recipes aren’t fancy, just good to eat.

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Ok, so yesterday you got the Mississippi Mud Cake recipe and today I owe you something light and healthy in exchange for that decadence. This recipe qualifies because it’s basically one whole grain and a bunch of vegetables thrown together. It’s low in calorie but packed solid with protein, heart healthy fats, fiber, and enough […]

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My friend Susan is a total inspiration to me in terms of cooking. She has a boldness in her cooking that I admire. She seems to be able to tackle any cuisine with confidence and she pulls it off. I happen to be a huge fan of sesame noodles and order them everywhere that I […]

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I was looking for something that would be both light and easy for dinner and this absolutely fit the bill. It lands itself squarely in the category of easy work night meal because the whole thing takes about 20 minutes to throw together.

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Whether you call it pot roast, brisket, or stracoto you’re really talking about the same thing. It’s a hunk of beef that is from a frequently used muscle in the cow so it’s tough and stringy unless it’s cooked long, slow, and usually wet.  After it’s been cooked in this fashion it’s buttery smooth and […]

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